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we told you there’s a business model that… Additional thanks go to the professional advisors who provided evidence to the panel:

...cultivates long-term thinking? “Part of our responsibility is to continue to grow, innovate, evolve and invest. And we do so because we are custodians of the business, we hope, for two, three, four generations down.” GRIPPLE

…stimulates collaborative behaviours? “Our model is that we are collegiate in our thinking – so when we make decisions, we get real buy-in and ideas are easier to implement.” MOTT MACDONALD

…enhances productivity? “A surge of ambition swept across the firm when staff realised they don’t have to just do what the founders’ mission was – they can run with it now … when that happens, you get a ‘whoosh’ effect.”

Allied Irish Bank Broomfield & Alexander Capital for Colleagues Clarke Nicklin Group Co-operative Development Scotland Co-ownership Solutions Finance Wales J Gadd Associates Lloyds Bank Loosemores Solicitors Mishcon De Reya

Noble Grossart Pett Franklin & Co Postlethwaite RSM Shakespeare Martineau The RM2 Partnership TLT Solicitors Unity Trust Bank Wales Co-operative Centre Wrigleys Solicitors

And thanks to the businesses that confidentially shared extracts from staff surveys to inform the evidence base: Alfa Travel

PB Design & Developments

Childbase Partnership

Rowlinson Knitwear

Computer Application Services

Scott Bader

John Lewis Partnership

Stride Treglown

Mike Stoane Lighting

Tullis Russell


…is inherently transparent? “We are an open-book company and every couple of months everyone knows all the numbers – exactly what’s going on. Anyone can ask to see anything at any time.” THE USEFUL SIMPLE TRUST Editor Art Director Chief Subeditor Editorial Director Publisher

…strengthens growth and performance? “We announced we were employee owned in December 2015 … for the first six months of 2017, we’re up 33% on the same period last year… we’ve taken on 20% more staff. We’re heading for our best year.” NOVOGRAF

…gives staff a voice in corporate governance? “Our employee council and staff suggestion box gives everybody a voice up to the board and an opportunity to suggest better ways of doing things.” TATEHINDLE

Matt Packer Jessica Nicks Sally Raikes Ben Walker Martin Liu

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